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SC raps Centre, says release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers

SC raps Centre, says release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers

Government can't hide behind a smokescreen for lack of finances, the apex court said while responding to a PIL on issues like drought and farmers' suicide.

 MNREGA works to be assessed by army of 8,000 social auditors

MNREGA works to be assessed by army of 8,000 social auditors

Under criticism for long due to poor state of monitoring and evaluation of works carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the present government is planning to carry out the auditing work by installing an army of about 8,000 social auditors

Jharkhand MNREGA workers return Rs 5 to Modi, say his govt needs it more than they do

Jharkhand MNREGA workers return Rs 5 to Modi, say his govt needs it more than they do

'We feel that you need the extra five rupees more than we do since your government has so many expenses.'

33 crore people in 10 states affected due to drought: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that around 33 crore people in 256 districts of 10 states are affected due to drought.

Government leverages 10% of central funds to drought-hit states​

In a sigh of relief for the states reeling under severe drought, the Centre asked them to utilise 10 percent of the central funds lying with them for mitigating problems like natural calamity.

Save water, diversify crops, take up allied jobs: PM Modi to farmers

Save water, diversify crops, take up allied jobs: PM Modi to farmers

With back-to-back droughts hitting the agriculture output hard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for steps to conserve water and asked farmers to focus on crop diversification and go for allied activities like dairy, poultry and food processing to boost their income.

PM Narendra​ Modi pays back Rahul Gandhi in equal measure, slams Opposition for stalling Parliament, says it has 'inferiority complex'

PM Narendra​ Modi pays back Rahul Gandhi in equal measure, slams Opposition for stalling Parliament, says it has 'inferiority complex'

 Mixing aggression, wit and barbs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused Congress-led Opposition of stalling Parliament because of "jealousy" and "inferiority complex" of its leadership.

'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi mocked PM Modi for his statement that 'MNREGA will continue, it is living example of Congress's failure'.

Rahul Gandhi says he won't allow BJP to run govt in interest of their capitalist friends

Rahul Gandhi says he won't allow BJP to run govt in interest of their capitalist friends

Labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer and anti-worker", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would not allow the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends.

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at BJP-led NDA central government over the delay in granting special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP

Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP

MNREGA provides 100 days of work to rural job card holders. 

MGNREGA spending at record high, no cut in allocation: FM

MGNREGA spending at record high, no cut in allocation: FM

The BJP-led government has boosted spending under the UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme MGNREGA to a record high and will for the first time ever provide funds over and above the budgeted amount, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

PM Modi holds meeting of Council of Ministers, reviews ongoing schemes of government

PM Modi holds meeting of Council of Ministers, reviews ongoing schemes of government

In a first of its kind meeting of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid thrust on quicker delivery of the government's developmental agenda.

Boy quits MNC, develops website to serve his village and society

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Aadhaar row: SC assures decision by tomorrow on larger bench plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday assured the Centre and bodies like SEBI and RBI that it will take a decision by Thursday evening on their plea seeking setting up a larger bench for modifying an earlier order restricting the voluntary use of Aadhaar card to PDS and LPG schemes only.

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BJP accuses Sonia Gandhi of telling 'lies' to attack the Centre

After Sonia Gandhi shared dais with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar at a rally in Patna, BJP on Sunday hit back saying the "promoters of politics of family rule, opportunism and corruption" have come together to target it and accused the Congress chief of telling "lies" to attack the Centre

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Cabinet approves direct release of wages to MGNREGA workers

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

MNREGA world's largest public works programme: World Bank

MNREGA world's largest public works programme: World Bank

India's rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA has been ranked as the world's largest public works programme, providing social security net to almost 15 percent of the country's population, the World Bank has said.